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    November 15, 2012
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owed raises. between 8% and 12%. it will cost the county $8 million. the county has acknowledged it could use a reserve fund to pay for the increases. >> it is cold once again. tom is saying it's a little bit warmer but i can't tell. >> once you get below 45. but there's got to be some hope. we'll go with that it feels warmer. >> i'm getting tweets saying, make it stop! somebody make it stop! it's feeling like after christmas for crying out loud. we are crying out loud when we step outside. look at the sky. it's all cloudy. and that cloud cover is coming from a weak disturbance passing through the carolinas. there's a little bit of rain that will stay to our south throughout the morning hours. clear out in western west
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virginia and the ohio valley where it is below freezing this morning. a few isolated spots in the rural areas. it's near 40. right near the bay and on the eastern shore. we'll have these clouds with us throughout the rest of the day, hour by hour. a chill in the air. hovering around freezing by 6:00 a.m. afternoon highs reaching the upper 40s to 50. sunrise is getting later and later. 6:51. sunset, 4:54 this afternoon. i'm back in 10 minutes with the the hometown forecast. good morning. checking the roadways in our area. a disabled vehicle i-95 southbound past route 1. this is in fredericksburg. still seeing road work in the area. this one along connecticut area. as you pass the beltway heading
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southbound. and you're going to see it just about a mile from the beltway blocking the left lane. excuse me, it's blocking the right lane. and also 355 southbound as well also blocking the right lane at cedar. it's quite easy to get by the work zone. i'm back in 10 minutes. over to you. thank you so much. 4:32 were melissa has breaking news. the violence on the gaza strip continues now. three people in southern israel were killed overnight. six were hurt. israel launched an offensive, killing the military commander. there are 11 policemens killed. 100 injured. islamist group retaliated this morning firing dozens of rockets into israel. we'll keep an eye on the numbers for you this morning and keep you updated. today lawmakers will be getting more answers about
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september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. those attacks killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans have been criticizing the obama administration for not responding quickly enough to the violence outside the consulate. david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. it was unclear until yesterday whether petraeus would still answer questions after his sudden resignation as cia director. his close friend said petraeus did not like conspiracies going around that he had something to hide. he will not answer questions about the sex scandal that cost him his job. president obama is defending susan rice. republicans have criticized her for insisting the aing ta was
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sparked by anger over an anti-islam film despite the fact that it was a coordinated attack. the fbi's top brass will spend a second day on capitol hill giving lawmakers were details about the investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation. fbi director robert muler and shawn joys met privately yesterday. one federal agent says paula broadwell sent e-mails to several high-ranking military officers in an attempt in undermine jill kelley's reputation. the scandal has caught both privileges. the prospect of the fiscal cliff now and the potential that congress may not avoid going over it is sending wall street into a tailspin.
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the dow posted its third triple digit loss in a little more than a week yesterday, closing down. both ended the day at their lowest day since the summer. nasdaq is down 10% from september. investigators say they are worried that the president's reelection could mean continued grid lock on capitol hill in the face of the fiscal cliff. mitt romney is blaming his election day loss on, quote, gifts that president obama promised to give minority voters. he made those in a conference call to top donors. he said a dream act for undocumented immigrants and contraceptive coverage helped drive blacks, hispanics and women to the polls. he believes his team ran a superb campaign and focused on big issues that affected the whole country. president obama is to visit
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new york's statten to evaluate recovery efforts there. it is his first visit to the impact zone in two weeks. meantime, two of new york's biggest utility companies are cooperating with an investigation into preparation and response to sandy. con ed and long island power both received subpoenas yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. i plan for so-called mart meters in every cab before january will n happen and a contractor is to blame. that employee is now fired. the contracting officer had too many glaring errors in a $35 million bidding deal that went to veriphone. smartmeters have gps technology
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and tv monitor. nbc 4 has a contract with veriphone to provide contest for those televisions. the bidding process will be restarted >> d.c. council will consider regulations for the popular car service uber. tax drivers say they are stealing business and by not operating as a cab company. uber says some want to put its modern system out of business to protect traditional taxis. regulations would include making set fares before picking up passengers, agreeing to serve all areas and be handicapped accessible. the new home of the washington redskins training camp richmond, virginia is putting up $10 million to have facilities ready by september. the projects, however, are expected to remain on track and $10 million will only be repaid
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to the city through sponsorsh s sponsorships. it will include a field house and medical facility and will double as a men's medical facility. a little farther to drive out. >> it's interesting because it's in a very historic part of the city. when they built things in the area in the past they have had to make sure they don't tear it some of the old there. it will be interesting to see if we see railroad tracks through the facility. >> richmond residents will be opening them with open arms? >> absolutely. >> 4:38. ahead on news 4, not a part of the procedure. the island this woman claims a doctor left in her leg during surgery. why twinkies could be disappearing from store shelves forever.
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i hate to have to deliver some bad news. >> oh, man. >> but this could be the end of a classic snack as we know it. hostess brands, which makes several treats including twinkies, said they will try to liquidate the company. employees hit the picket lines.
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the company filed for chapter 11 protection back in january. if the company successfully liquidates operations could stop as soon as next tuesday. >> and the end of twinkies as we know them? zero? >> twinkies is a brand name. there are other golden cakes. >> everyone go to the score and get your twinkies. all right. >> let's take a look at our forecast with tom kierein. >> prince william county, near freezing. mostly cloudy. mid-30s. by lunch hour, mid and upper 40s. still mostly cloudy. that's going to be the story for the whole region. the rest of the day today, a lot of cloudiness. cold start. chilly afternoon. highs reaching 50 by midafternoon with a light wind thankfully. changes on the way for the rest
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of the week and the weekend and the latest on the potential storm at 4:51. how is traffic? if you're traveling outbound 50 near 201, you're going to see construction in the left lane. get you by that work citizen. good news here. overnight work looks to be gone both on the inner loop and outer loop. very clear and very light volume. outer loop, montgomery county, a live look. dark live look. but i can tell you today outer loop, inner loop, nice and clear. delays this morning. back over to you. >> it is now 4:43. still to come, why george washington university has been stripped of a coveted education ranking. a debilitating disease may have left
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welcome back. 4:45. denver post reports james holmes rammed his head into a jail cell wall. the 24-year-old was due in court today but the judge postponed the hearing. his attorney did not give details on his condition. today on capitol hill the owner of a pharmacy linked to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak will be in the hot seat today. he is not expected to say very much. he refused to testify in front of a house committee yesterday citing his fifth amendment right. the fda told a congressional panel it needs more authority to regulate compounding pharmacies. the outbreak linked to the
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deaths of 42 people. 460 people have gotten sick in 19 states, including virginia and maryland. jurors saw graphic cell phone video moments after dominique frazier was stabbed to death. alexis simpson was acting in self-defense and the stabbing was accidental. the roommates got into a fight over loud music in their dorm room. simpson was bullied and asked for another room assignment two weeks before the fight. police say it's possible a teen charged with two murders may be responsible for other crimes. d.c. police arrested 17-year-old for the death of a taxicab driver last week. tips revealed he was the suspected gunman behind the mother's murder in waldorf. the 17-year-old girlfriend is also in jail for the death of
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the taxicab driver. >> this morning a rockville woman said a doctor left a piece of equipment in her foot after surgery. now she's threatening to sue over the medical mistake. she tells news 4 she had surgery nine months ago and she said the doctor operated on her foot, removing a bunion but left something behind. she kept complaining that her foot bothered her a week after surgery but the doctor sent her home without an x-ray. a second doctor gave her an x-ray and found a broken drill bit. >> the expense has got to be the most painful i've ever had. and i wanted to get the story out because i didn't want this to happen to anybody else. >> medstar will look into the
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matter. she made headlines a few years ago for trying to keep a pet monkey in montgomery county. the democratic senator and former governor will be an early favorite to win. current lieutenant governor by 20 minutes in a new quinnipiac university poll. warner said he will decide by thanksgiving if he wants to run next year. wizards fans will have to wait until at least this weekend to see them earn their first victory. they are still winless after seven games. they lost 107-101 last night in dallas. the worst start in franchise history. you don't need a great memory to remember that start. it was last season. wizards are now the only nba team without a win. they will go for the first victory saturday night against the utah jazz. the nationals will have to
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settle for two prestigious postseason awards. gonzalez finished third in the race for national league cy young award. bryce harper named rookie of the year. johnson won the award for manager of the year on tuesday. we all know what a star he is. >> he was amazing last season. amazing. great season. congratulations to him anyway. >> lots of young boys have dreams of running a football into the end zone for a touchdown. >> 9-year-old jason smith is restricted to a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy. he's been watching his twin brother from the sidelines. with just a few minutes left in the game, jason's father, also the team coach, gave him the ball and a teammate pushed him all the way into the end zone. >> it was very surprising.
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we were going pretty fast. >> just to see that big smile on his face like that, that was a great feeling for me. >> after the big touchdown, players from both teams crowded around jason giving him high-fives and cheered him on. >> no reason not to be part of the team. good to see him out there. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist tom kierein is here. >> it's going to stay colder than average for the foreseeable future. wonderful news. starting off this morning, there's the washington monument. it's under a cloudy sky on this thursday morning. 41 at reagan national. and we have a gentle wind thankfully. elsewhere it is near freezing. as we look around the recently, all those areas in dark blue at or below freezing including most of the mountain reasons. and in washington, areas in the
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lighter blue in the low to mid-30s. most above freezing. especially around the bay. the lighter blue in the low to mid-40s right now. cloud cover with us. a weak disturbance. rain into the carolinas. it will continue to head out to sea. clouds with us through the morning hours, into the afternoon. just cloudy, cold, light wind. for the lunch hour, still cloudy. might have a little bit of sun through the overcast. northeasterly breeze. then during the afternoon we should hit upper 40s to near 50 degrees. mostly cloudy tonight too. by dawn on friday, clouds should be breaking up. down into the mid-30s. and during the afternoon tomorrow, should make it into the low to mid-50s and partly cloudy. a lot of sun on saturday but
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cold in the morning. afternoon highs low 50s saturday. sunday morning, in the mid-30s. afternoon highs, low 50s. the storm might give us rain and wind. the trend will be farther out to sea. that will keep us dry. that is the way it looks like now. all the way to the big getaway day, highs 50s. morning lows near 40. stay tuned. we'll keep you posted on that. checking the roads, tom. 66 westbound at the beltway. that's blocking the right lane. shouldn't be hard to get around. so any minute now. eastbound 66 out of haymarket. heading towards the beltway. a live look as you pass the visitors center. eastbound and westbound
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excellent for you. no issues to report. you're getting by issue free. >> thanks so much. 4:53 now. you will not see sharp shooters any time soon. a hold a scheduled deer kill pending the outcome of a lawsuit. several animal rights advocates filed a lawsuit to stop the white deer kill >> george washington university no longer rank ed as one of the top universities in the country. it mistakenly inflated the high school standings of its incoming students by 20% over the past decade. gw had been ranked 51st. u.s. news said the school will remain unranked until the 2014 best colleges publication is released. gw's president said he regrets
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the error and is taking measures to make sure it does not happen again. coming out of nowhere, at 5:15 what's being blamed for this unusual accident on a busy road. sounding the alarm about the potential
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a coffee giant is looking to take over the tea market. starbucks is buying teavana. it has about 300 stores in the shopping malls that sell loose leaf and exotic teas. the government investigating more than a dozen deaths linked to 5-hour energy drinks. reports of 13 deaths since 2008. the agency says right now no proof that it caused hospitalization or death. the cases call for more observation of the product and other dietary supplements that promise customers an energy boost. avoid reaching for booze if you're watching your weight. alcohol can have as many empty calories as soft drinks. they are the source of 6% of
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calories adults consume. alcoholic beverages account for 5%. researchers at the centers for disease control point out, like soda, alcohol has few nutrients. >> yeah. i don't think they're drinking alcohol for the nutrition, though. what started out as one employees's grievance has gone viral over the web. >> are retailers going too far when it comes to black friday? a petition on change.org to target ceo has received more than 200,000 signatures from people opposed to the store opening thanksgiving night. a target associate started the petition after target, walmart, toys "r" us opened its doors on thanksgiving morning, meaning employees will have to report to work instead spending time with their families. target said they're just keeping up wit